Monthly Archives: June 2012

Shabbat Parashat Chukkat

Shabbat Shalom! Parashat Chukat begins by recounting the cleansing ritual of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer, a procedure performed for anyone who came into direct contact with a corpse. Although the Red Heifer is now extinct, each time we … Continue reading

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Shabbat Parashat Naso

We learn from the opening verses of Parashat Naso, Numbers Chapter 5, about the ancient Near-Eastern concern for the purity of the Israelites’ sacred camp. There is clearly an important need for the ceremonial wholesomeness of the camp to be … Continue reading

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